I love this challenge as I get to browse amazing galleries and layouts that I wouldn't otherwise. I chose this http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=158361&ppuser=39769 beautiful layout of Connie's (Scullen2) Loved the butterflies and mask.

All DD
Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack
Vintage Butterfly Blendables No. 01
Made with Wings Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Lifted Wings No. 03
Watery Photo Masks No. 03
Stamped and Framed Template #26 ~stitched Loop de loop
Ad Inspiration 11/19/09~tab

Journaling: You have just turned 12, but occasionally I see little glimpses of that teenager emerging. You have always been my child who would confide in me, tell me anything, were never afraid to come to me with your problems. But just in the last few months, you are becoming quieter and a little more withdrawn. When we go somewhere as a family, you tend to sit off by yourself more, deep in thought and seem to be spending less time with us. You aren’t as excited to go places with us as you used to be and would rather play your games or hang out with friends. I knew it was coming and really, I was expecting it to happen, but, not so soon .... please, not so soon. I feel like I am losing you, that you are slipping away from me. Slowly, ever so slowly, but slipping all the same. It makes me sad. It makes me sad to think that one day in the not too distant future that you will maybe stop confiding in me altogether. That soon you will turn to others to share your life’s successes and sorrows and to help you solve your problems. A close buddy, a girlfriend and then eventually your wife. Of course I definitely want this for you, for you to have good friends and to meet that special someone who you will some day share your life with. But I really want and hope to still be a part of it, and that you will want to include me in your life. I do try to give you your space when you get in these moods and I try not to push too hard, I don’t want to drive you away. But I am crying inside. This stage is one of the hardest for me, and I am having such a hard time letting go. But I have to, I just have to trust you. Trust that we have taught you well and that when I do let go and give you wings to fly, that you will soar. I have no doubt in my mind that you will. But hopefully, eventually, some day you will find your way back home.